04-05 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTE by Alice Beal Parksons.
The complete episode for this date...
...will be published here soon.
04-05 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 04-05-1684, Catherine I, Empress of Russia, proclaimed empress following the death of her husband, Peter I. Shrewd and intelligent.
B.: 04-05-1710, Marie Camargo, directed Paris opera 1726-1735 and 1741-1751. Critics rivaled her with male dancers for her virtuosity and strength of dancing in the days when women "floated."
B. 04-05-1885, Fannia Mary Cohn, organizer for the ILGWU and led first successful strike in Chicago's thread trade.
B. 04-05-1908, Bette Davis, actor, won Academy Awards for best actress for her portrayal in Dangerous (1935), and Jezebel (1938) and nominated for her work in Dark Victory 1939), The Letter (1940), The Little Foxes (1941), Now Voyager (1942), Mr. Skeffington (1944), All About Eve (1950), The Star (1952) and Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962).
An unsurpassed film career.
B. 04-05-1950, Agnetha Faltskog, vocalist, one of the two lead female singers with the fabulously successful ABBA vocal group of the 1970's. They had 18 consecutive singles in the top ten.
Event: 04-05-1984, the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with a membership of a quarter of a million votes to permit the ordination of women priests.
Event: 04-05-1990: U.S. Roman Catholic bishops announce the hiring of a large public relations firm to wage a nationwide, multi-million dollar continuing campaign to persuade Catholics and non-Catholics to oppose abortions.
QUOTES DU JOUR
PARKSONS, ALICE BEAL:
"[Women's] minds, their emotions, their creative impulses have been more savagely distorted through the years than the feet of Chinese women were distorted by custom-decreed bandages."
-- Alice Beal Parksons, Woman's Dilemma, 1962.
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